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Food insecurity rises during the summer months due to the lack of in-school meals.


Help us provide for children and families who are in need of meals during school's off season by making a generous donation to our Meals 4 Kids Summer Food Campaign. 

Our campaign aims to fill the summer meal gap by providing no-cost nutritious meals, groceries, and snacks for children over the summer and support affected families throughout our eight-county service area!

Help us reach our goal:

Every $1 = 10 meals!

Make a one-time donation or a monthly one for three months.

Your donation will go a long way this summer!



Some ways your donation will help:

  • Boost our summer feeding sites that offer FREE hot meals to children all summer long.

  • Provide nutritious child-friendly food, healthy snacks and fresh veggies and fruits that children can take home and/or share with their families.

  • Provide additional assistance to partner agencies that experience a high demand for food this summer.

Give a Summer Meal TODAY!

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Summer Hunger Stats: 

Did you Know? 

1 of 3 children in South Texas are food-insecure.

Hispanic children are the second largest food-insecure group in America.

Many children experience hunger in silence.

 Children in our South Texas communities report that at one point or another they have gone to a relative or friend's house to get a supplemental meal for them and/or siblings.

Many single-parent homes in our South Texas communities run out of food at the end of the month and rely on relatives to make it through the month. This problem is aggravated in the summer time.

Children who experience hunger are more likely to suffer social,  behavioral problems, and self-esteem issues.

Children who experience hunger are at higher risk of developing chronic conditions as adults.

Malnutrition due to insufficient food intake is associated with lower grades, higher rates of absenteeism, repeating a grade, and an inability to focus. 


Malnutrition is associated with stunting, wasting, overweight and underweight issues with children and young adults.

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Yes! I Want to Help Children in Need This Summer!

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Get a Summer Meal!

Is your child or anyone that you know in need of a summer meal? Find the nearest partner  agency that is summer feeding site:


By Mail

You can send your charitable donation via mail to:

South Texas Food Bank

P.O. BOX 2007

Laredo, TX 78044

Make checks/M.O.s payable to:

The South Texas Food Bank

By Phone

If you would like to make a donation via phone, call:


(956) 726-3120 Ext. 103

Notice: A $5 flat fee applies when making a credit card donation or payment via phone. Cash and checks are accepted without this fee. Online donations are exempt from this fee.

Thank you donors giving the gift of hope to children and families in need!

Questions about our Meals 4 Kids Summer Food Campaign, please contact:

Angie Osterman
Director of Development

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